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Tip: Museum exhibition for Katja Meirowsky in Palma de Mallorca (Kopie)

Following our successful exhibition on the work of Katja Meirowsky in autumn 2022, we are delighted that the work of the painter, graphic artist and poet is now being honoured at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca.

The Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani in Palma de Mallorca is presenting works by the artist in a representative solo show entitled The Red Action and the Membrane from 31 May to 25 August 2024.

In 1953, Katja Meirowsky (1920-2012) left Berlin with her husband Karl Meirowsky and chose Ibiza, a multicultural centre and neighbouring island of Mallorca, as her new home. With a new approach and a new perspective, the exhibition illustrates the reasons for the fascination of Katja Meirowsky's life's work, which extends into the 21st century.

If you are travelling to Mallorca in the coming months, we recommend a visit to the exhibition, which for the first time shows pictures from Katja Meirowsky's creative worlds of Berlin and Ibiza on this scale.

More information: about the artist here and about the exhibition here
Exhibition venue: Fundació Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma Plaça de la Porta de Santa Catalina, 10 - 07012 Palma
Exhibition duration: 31 May to 25 August 2024, opening 30 May, 7 pm

Katja Meirowsky | Besinnung


Opening "Joseph Mader. An artist is rediscovered"

November 24, 2023 was a significant day for us in many ways: we opened our first pop-up exhibition and are presenting works by Joseph Mader, who is considered a typical representative of the Forgotten Generation and one of the most recent rediscoveries of classical modernism. In organizing the exhibition, we worked closely with the grandson and director of the Joseph Mader Archive, Maximilian Mader. It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Maximilian Mader and his father Hans Mader, the artist's son, to the vernissage.
With around 40 works, the exhibition provides an overview of Joseph Mader's entire creative period. The artist's impressive and idiosyncratic creative power is already evident in his early paintings from the beginning of the 1930s, which prompted comparisons with the art of Max Beckmann in the press. The reasons for the break in the artist's promising career were explained to visitors by Maximilian Mader. His conversation with literary scholar Paul Werner Wagner was a highlight of the opening. It brought to life an artist who uncompromisingly followed his inner mission and did not shy away from the price of economic hardship. Joseph Mader's straightforward attitude and aversion to propaganda art led to his exclusion from the public art scene during National Socialism. After years of retreat into inner emigration, the painter nevertheless found the strength and creativity to make a new start. In 1946, he was one of the first artists to receive a work permit from the Allies. In the same year, he took part in an exhibition at the Munich Schauspielhaus. Consciously distancing himself from the popular art movements of his time, Joseph Mader remained true to figurative painting throughout his life, expressing his love of creation in a variety of ways using his own formal language.
Maximilian Mader and Hans Mader thanked the salon gallery "Die Möwe" for the first presentation of Joseph Mader's works in Berlin and considered the exhibition to be a significant contribution to the public appreciation of the artist, who has been unjustly largely forgotten.
The exhibition "Joseph Mader. An artist is rediscovered" can be seen until December 2, 2023 in the rooms at Kurfürstendamm 71, 1st floor, in 10709 Berlin.
We are pleased about the coverage:
Click here for the Tagesspiegel article "Back in the saddle".
Click here for the Tagesspiegel's daily tip "Beautiful creation" from November 24, 2023.
Click here for the article "Comeback after 89 years", Süddeutsche Zeitung from November 18/19, 2023.

Impressions of the vernissage "Joseph Mader. An artist is rediscovered"
Impressions of the vernissage "Joseph Mader. An artist is rediscovered"


Opening „KATJA MEIROWSKY – Back to the City“

Yesterday we welcomed a large circle of interested and enthusiastic art lovers to the opening of our exhibition "KATJA MEIROWSKY - Back to the City".
Paintings and works on paper by Katja Meirowsky, spanning chronologically and thematically from the early post-war years in Berlin to her long stay on the island of Ibiza, are the focus of the presentation. In addition, the exhibition with paintings and sculptures recalls the lifelong close friendship between the artist and two leading representatives of German post-war art: the painter and graphic artist Heinz Trökes and the sculptor Waldemar Grzimek.
In his laudation, the musicologist and director of the Trökes Archive, Manuel Trökes, paid tribute to the rediscovery of Katja Meirowsky's art. He recounted his personal encounters with Katja Meirowsky and, referring to letters written by his father Heinz Trökes, told of his parents' friendship with the artist, near whom the family lived on Ibiza from the 1950s onwards. These lively and authentic narratives brought the artist's personality closer to everyone and appreciated her extensive artistic œuvre in a special way.
We sincerely thank the custodians of the respective artists' estates. Without their support, the exhibition could not have been realised in this form.

Impressions of the opening "Back to the City"
Impressions of the opening "Back to the City"


Opening "Hamburger Sezessionisten"

Yesterday we opened our exhibition "Hamburg Secessionists". After a two-year break due to Corona, we were once again able to invite you to an evening vernissage with a laudation. So it was a particularly joyful gathering and the evening offered us all the opportunity for a special enjoyment of art and stimulating conversations.
The founding of the Hamburg Secession in 1919 is considered the birth of the modern art scene in the city on the Elbe. To mark the 100th anniversary of the avant-garde artists' group, the Hamburger Kunsthalle presented an extensive exhibition. Dr. Karin Schick, Head of the Classical Modern Collection at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, was in charge of the exhibition. We were therefore extremely pleased that Dr. Schick took the journey to Berlin to introduce our exhibition. In her speech, she brought the Secession back to life and so we dived together into the turbulent times of the avant-garde.
Our thanks also go to the lenders of the exhibition: the Eduard Bargheer Museum, the estate of Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen and Emil Maetzel as well as private art collectors from Berlin and Frankfurt have supported us in being able to present the pictures of the Secessionists.

Impressions of the "Hamburg Secessionists" exhibition opening
Impressions of the "Hamburg Secessionists" exhibition opening


Participation in the exhibition ÜBERSCHAU at the CSR

Shortly before Gallery Weekend, the exhibition ÜBERSCHAU opened today in the Contemporary Show Room (CSR - supported by ART@Berlin) on 400 m2 in Quartier 205 on Friedrichstraße. The exhibition brings together the work of 35 artists represented by 15 Berlin galleries. We are pleased to be represented with works by the Berlin artist Wolfram Beck, to whom we are currently dedicating a solo exhibition in our rooms on Auguststraße. In the CSR, we are showing works by the artist in which he varies his gate motif in an exploration of the themes of transcendence, finitude and loss. In the constructive and colourful paintings with a strong spatial effect as well as the sculpture made of granite, Beck artistically expresses that worldly comprehension comes to an end at this very gate.
The exhibition can be seen until 21 May and is intended as the starting signal for a new series of art exhibitions: The CSR initiator and operator is the non-profit DEEDS.LAB from Berlin. Its aim is to make contemporary art and the work of its producers visible in a supportive way, to get more people interested in art, to reduce threshold fears, to test new concepts and formats that make people curious about art and make art education more attractive, to create a space for discourse and to promote social interaction.

Works by Wolfram Beck in the CSR
Works by Wolfram Beck in the CSR


Reviews of Our Current Exhibition

We are pleased to read the informative and far-reaching reviews of our current exhibition “Radical. Visionary. Nonconformist. 100 years November Group”, which were published on the 17th October 2018 by the “Berliner Zeitung” and the “Berliner Morgenpost”.
> click here for the article from the "Berliner Zeitung"
> click here for the article from the  "Berliner Morgenpost"



Opening of Our Exhibition “Radical. Visionary. Nonconformist. 100 Years November Group”

Yesterdays evening, accompanied by the great interest in our new exhibition, has brought us a lot of joy. We would like to thank all estate managers, collectors and visitors, who have contributed to this successful exhibition opening. We especially want to thank Dr. Tobias Hoffmann, Director of the Bröhan Museum, whose laudation has provided us with a comprehensive insight into the formation and spirit of the November Group that occurred 100 years ago.


Formed in 1918, the November Group is a child of the revolution. Thus she conveyed the democratic and liberal idea of combining art and the people, as well as being open for all contemporary stylistic directions.


Photos: Andreas Baudisch

Opening 100 Years November Group
Opening 100 Years November Group


Opening of the Exhibition "Summer Studio by The Sea. The Artist’s Place Ahrenshoop”

Perfect matching with the beautiful summer evening we yesterday opened our new exhibition with artistic works of the sun and the sea. We thank the art historian Mrs. Dr. Ruth Negendanck for her informativ opening speech about the artist’s place Ahrenshoop and its more than 120 years of history.
In our presentation we show works by artists of the first hour up to contemporary art. It was a pleasure for us to welcome Vera Schwelgin, Karin Schöpa and Wolfgang Reinke to the opening who are currently finding inspiration in the expanses of the Darß' coastal landscape.



Opening of the exhibition by Claudia Wall and the art historian Dr. Ruth Negendanck
Opening of the exhibition by Claudia Wall and the art historian Dr. Ruth Negendanck


Opening of the Exhibition "Dieter Finke. Sculpture and Painting"

We were delighted to open our new exhibition with works by Dieter Finke – the first showing of his art since his death in 2011. This event was a rare pleasure for us, our guests and espacially for his friends. Forceful sculptures and paintings full of intensity and a fondness for experimenting stand side by side. This gives special insights into Finke's comprehensive œuvre.  
We are grateful to Dr. Viola Stephan and Constantin Stephan, the estate managers, for their support. Since Dieter Finke was awarded with the Georg-Kolbe-Prize in 1967, it was a particular honour, that Dr. Julia Wallner, the director of the Georg Kolbe Museum, introduced the exhibition.


Einführung in Ausstellung


Ausstellung mit Werken von Dieter Finke

Fotos: Andreas Baudisch


Exhibition opening with Armin Mueller-Stahl in “Die Möwe”

Yesterday, we opened our new exhibition with paintings from Armin Mueller-Stahl. It was an honour and pleasure for us to be able to welcome the artist and his wife in our gallery “Die Möwe” and to share this experience with approx. 500 gallery visitors. We kindly thank the art historian Stefan Skowron for his Laudation and Frank-Thomas Gaulin from the Kunsthaus Lübeck for the good collaboration. The exhibition will be open until the 23rd September.
(Photos: Andreas Baudisch and Michael Meyer-Wilmes)


Vernissage mit Armin Mueller-Stahl | Foto: Andreas Baudisch

Armin Mueller-Stahl with gallery owner Claudia Wall
Armin Mueller-Stahl with gallery owner Claudia Wall


Opening "Summer Views"

During the Gallery Weekend, we introduced our new exhibition “SommerAnsichten” on the 29th of April, which contained paintings from artists such as Marie-Luise Heller, Hanspeter Münch, Ulrich Neujahr, Werner Scholz, Siegfired Sprotte and Werner Tübke. According to the motto “Colourfulness, Light and Lifestyle” we opened with a musical performance by the “Ensemble Abhörstation”, which reflected the most beautiful months of year that have long inspired artists due to its wealth of motives.

Musical Performance by The “Ensemble Abhörstation” | Photo: Andreas Baudisch
Musical Performance by The “Ensemble Abhörstation” | Photo: Andreas Baudisch


1. FC Union Meets Art – Paintings and Photos from Frank Rödel (Kopie)

According to the motto “Union Meets Art” we and the economic board of 1. FC Union e.V. invite you to a sales exhibition with works from the German artist Frank Rödel, in the Balletage of the Stadium “An der Alten Försterei” from the 17th March to the 14th May 2017.
Since the late 1980s, Frank Rödel annually explores virtually untouched Landscapes all around the world. These frequent expeditions inspire him to create impressive photos and works on paper. Viewing the blistering lava fields, archaise ice- and sand desserts and powerful ocean worlds become an extraordinary experience in the exhibition. Frank Rödel uses landscape art as a tool to express areas of his emotional world. In this way, works depicting incredibly high waves and bizzare Volcanoe landscapes in Hawaii reveal their breath-taking beauty but also their simultaneous unpredictable destructive power.
This lies in contrast to his City works, which trace back to his impressions of New York and Berlin. Through the use of colour, detail and technical complexity, his collages express the multiformity and colourfulness of these megacities.


We invite you to champagne, christmas cake and art discoveries

During the advent season we present printed graphics and drawings by artists like Josef Hegenbarth, Edmund Kesting and Gerhard Marcks in our cabinet. Have a champagne and christmas cake with us and discover selected art pieces for exquisite christmas delights.
Our current exhibition with pictures by Herbert Behrens-Hangeler can also still be seen until the 22nd of December. We would love to welcome you in our gallery!

Josef Hegenbarth | Conversation at a Café Shop | ink drawing | signed | 20.5 x 23.4
Josef Hegenbarth | Conversation at a Café Shop | ink drawing | signed | 20.5 x 23.4


Opening “Herbert Behrens-Hangeler. Stürze – Falle – Liege – Bin”

We would like to thank every visitor of yesterday’s Opening! The art historian Kathleen Krenzlin and the family of Herbert Behrens-Hangeler contributed to a fantastic and informative evening.

left: Kathleen Krenzlin, art historian and director of the Galerie Parterre


Opening “A Play of Forms. Curt Lahs and Heinrich Wildemann”

We would like to thank all of our visitors for their interest in our Opening of the exhibition “A Play of Forms. Curt Lahs and Heinrich WIldemann”, as well as the art historian Mrs Dr. Birgit Möckel for the impressive speech.

Mrs Dr. Birgit Möckel, art historian


Opening “Into the Open. Nude and Landscape”

While having summer temperatures, we invited to our spring exhibition’s opening into the open. The actor and author Bastienne Voss opened the evening with texts by Alfred Polgar. She was accompanied by “Hans die Geige” (‘Hans the Violin’).
The exhibition “Into the open” puts two of the most preferred themes of the Fine Art into an exciting dialogue, nude- and landscape paintings. With more than 60 pieces of work of 39 artists it is the most extensive exhibition of our gallery to date. The different techniques of painted human beings and nature portrait the parallel existence of different styles during the modern art.

Bastienne Voss reads Alfred Polgar.


Opening “Encountering Forces. Erwin Hahs between Abstraction and Representativeness”

Our current exhibition is dedicated to an artist who represents the concept of the gallery perfectly. During his artistic creations Erwin Hahs was forced to be resistant in thinking and acting against the two totalitarian systems. With more than 30 paintings from the estate of Erwin Hahs, the salon gallery presents the artist’s extensive and thematically diverse oeuvre. 
Since he taught as professor at the Burg Giebichenstein for a very long time, Hahs often is called the father of the Universitiy of Art and Design Halle. “Without him the castle would not have become what it is now”, Dr. Heinz Schönemann emphasized during his eulogy. He is the former director of the art collection Moritzburg and later the deputy director of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Potsdam.


Art historian Dr. Heinz Schönemann


Opening “The arc of life. Works by Sibylle Boden-Gerstner”

In presence of Sibylle Boden-Gerstner, 250 guests contributed to a very successful exhibition opening. The literary scientist Prof. Frank Hörnigk acknowledged the life and work of the 95 yeas old artist in a very personal eulogy.
Oil paintings, aquarelles, fashion illustrations, swatches and costume designs for DEFA- and TV movies draw the arc between the different life phases of this fascinating artist who lives up to today. The exhibition can be visited in “Die Möwe” until 27 February 2016.

Opening “The arc of life. Works by Sibylle Boden-Gerstner”